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That Facebook Thing

Now I love Facebook; there’s not many days I don’t log on. Facebook is my life in pictures; it’s silly, inane comments that only my friends and family get; it’s me at my rawest: No facade, no show, just me. If you’re my Facebook friend and I’m having a bad day, then you’ll probably hear about it in rather passionate prose… But you know what; I don’t have very many Facebook friends! I won’t befriend anyone I haven’t met, anyone I don’t like, or anyone I think there’s even a remote chance I might… Continue

Added by Wendy Jacob on December 13, 2009 at 4:53pm — 4 Comments

Community DJ

I'm not a big fan of the term Community Manager. Manager implies command and control to me. From my experience of building online communities (eg Recruitment 2.0 Asia Pacific), this Manager nomenclature just doesn't seem to fit. Joining a community is typically voluntary and community members don't want some person pushing them to participate. The cold hard fact is that most people…


Added by Paul Jacobs on December 13, 2009 at 3:25am — 3 Comments

Camera, Lights, Action! - Post your New Year Video Message on #HRCarnival

You may well be aware of the HR Carnival either as a contributor or reader. The last edition was published by @MikeVanDervort on his excellent blog Human Racehorses.

I’ve always been a fan of the Vlog. That’s a video blog if you need a translation. I feel this gives you a truer feeling for the person behind the blog and for a blogger it can be a quick… Continue

Added by Bill Boorman on December 12, 2009 at 2:41pm — No Comments

#SHRMIndia Short Stack of Pics

I've taken over 1000 pictures most of which will never see the light of day, are understandable only with some explanation like a picture of a dish of chutney where I made the chef explain his personal recipe using lemon and toasted spices that short circuited my taste buds this morning.

I arrived fresh

Meeting with MDI faculty and students on Monday. China gorman sits between the Dean and a professor emeritus, Dr. Singh…


Added by Gerry Crispin on December 11, 2009 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Paid Forward NLP Style...

As recruiters, we are sometimes driven people, always seeking our personal best and we also impact a lot of other lives without even knowing it. So keep paying it forward... it truly works!

Last week I received a DM on LI from my former executive coach "deep mind explorer" Erl-Morrell Stinson

He asked me… Continue

Added by Patti Yaritz on December 11, 2009 at 4:20pm — 1 Comment

What do Recruiting and Leadership have in Common?

If you read the majority of articles regarding leadership, a common attribute among the best is vision. Great leaders are able to create and convey their vision for the organization's success. Furthermore, they are able to provide a road map of how to get there. This is how leaders create buy-in among the troops and gain the commitment and dedication necessary to execute that vision. This aspect of great leaders made me think about how these same qualities apply to successful executive search… Continue

Added by Bill Ward on December 11, 2009 at 4:08pm — 3 Comments

An Experience With a Bad Recruiter

I received a cold call on my office line the other day from a recruiter who identified himself as Chad. He told me he had heard great things about me and was referred to me from someone named Jamie Richardson. This caught me off guard & I couldn’t think of who Jamie Richardson was so I asked what this was regarding. Chad told me he had a great opportunity and loved my background for it & we should talk.

I told him I'm not in the market for a new position, but could know some people… Continue

Added by Greg on December 11, 2009 at 3:04pm — 3 Comments

Companies Have Feelings Too

On December 9, 2009 we hosted a webinar entitled, "The Anatomy of the Interview Process". During the presentation we discussed how a company's interview process is their formalized relationship building practice. Our goal was to convey to job seekers the fact that like all relationships, the interview process is designed to evolve in stages. Therefore, a key contributor to interviewing success is respect… Continue

Added by Pedro S. Silva II on December 11, 2009 at 2:23pm — No Comments

Measuring Influence

Measuring Influence

Next week, as a part of the launch of the HRExaminer, we're going to release a ranked list of the Top 25 Online Influencers in HR. This list is completely generated by algorithm (think Google). The list ranks the Top 25 voices in HR based on their online footprint.

In the larger Top 100 project, we've been looking at the question of whether and how someone is influential…


Added by John Sumser on December 11, 2009 at 1:45pm — 1 Comment

Learner Style & 5 HR & Learning Cartoons

AS A TRAINER, I have always used various approaches to help get people engaged. We all know that this can be a difficult feet. For those of us that have been doing it for years we don't see the big deal. It's simple isn't it? Ultimately you use what best fits your personality, meshes with the audience that you are presenting to, and what can ultimately reflect the message and learning you are trying to reinforce. Am I right? Media, should reinforce and appeal to the content you… Continue

Added by Benjamin McCall on December 11, 2009 at 12:11pm — No Comments

Are Employees Biding their time?

We have posted a great article with some informative links on our website at Swift HR Solutions. that you might find interesting.

Will recruiting pick up when employees who are staying at companies for security feel safe to start searching again?

Added by Kathi A. Jones on December 11, 2009 at 11:57am — No Comments

Need Help Are there any extraordinary Recruiters available anymore?

Good Day All,

Our company DERIS TECHNICAL GROUP, LLC has been afforded the opportunity to have Superior Sales teams who has billed 300K this quarter thus far(12/10) in direct placement, in contingency hire placements, and split fees. You guys are AMAZING! As a result, our entire Team including satellite recruiters received a Christmas Bonus of 7% of their gross earnings in addition to normal salary for an outstanding effort. THANK YOU TEAM FOR AN AMAZING… Continue

Added by Ed Miles on December 11, 2009 at 11:38am — No Comments

If Rocky Balboa Could End the Cold War....

One of my all-time favorite writers, Bill Simmons* of ESPN, credits Rocky Balboa for ending the Cold War by defeating Ivan Drago in Rocky IV . The thought is intriguing. Communism began its decline very shortly after this movie’s release.

I watched Rocky IV for the 200th time over the Thanksgiving holidays. I was astonished by the allegorical similarity of Rocky’s one-man disarming of the… Continue

Added by Chris Hood on December 11, 2009 at 8:55am — No Comments

How to: Google Alert's and SEO

What is a Google Alert?

A Google Alert is a free service from G-Mail, that lets you track Key words that You desire to track... in Real Time. Create Google Alert Key words that pertain to your business,or even use Your name. This is perfect for tracking your Branding efforts,or business.

When you or someone else publishes, or post on social sites using your chosen "Google Alert - keyword",… Continue

Added by Coach Tim on December 10, 2009 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Yesterday On The Phone with the Recruiting Animal

This was the most infuriating conversation I have ever had with the the Recruiting Animal

ring ring

Animal: Hello

me: It's me, I have a question to ask

Animal: Go ahead

me: How do you say obnoxious little sister in Yiddish

Animal: Vahksin zuls du vi a tsibeleh, mitten kup in drerd

me: Why do you need to insult me

Animal: (silence)… Continue

Added by Slouch on December 10, 2009 at 6:44pm — No Comments

Looking to Hire High-Performing or High-Potential Talent?

If you’re looking to hire high-performing or high-potential leaders, look no further than MBA Focus. We’ve put together several new solutions to help you identify and attract highly qualified candidates quickly and cost effectively! Here's how it works:

1. You select the criteria 2. We do the search 3. We send you the results…

Added by Ryan Pratt on December 10, 2009 at 4:33pm — No Comments

A Tear On The Cheek of Time

Yesterday I was reminded about of my first visit to China.

During the long drive from the airport to Beijing’s downtown, I marveled at the ability of the Chinese [gov’t] to hide thousands of its poorest citizens behind a never ending array of ingenious landscaping devices- miles of carefully planted trees and plants, well positioned walls and mounds, all designed to obscure our view of ordinary people going about their daily lives.

Regardless of China’s motivation for… Continue

Added by Gerry Crispin on December 10, 2009 at 3:24pm — 11 Comments

Considering working with temp.

I have over 20 years in recruiting and are currently working placing permanent professionals. I am considering working with temps in healthcare, manufactrring, etc. Does anyone know what the requirements are? I know you need insurance.

If anyone has recently gone through this, can you please educate me on the requirements.


Added by Ellen MacDowell on December 10, 2009 at 2:29pm — No Comments


The fuel door on my car is busted. We had a little mishap at the gas station the other day and the fuel door latch was thankfully the only minor casualty. It won’t take much to replace it however the interruption to the crush of work and holiday schedule is annoying. It sounds odd perhaps but I think it was my car’s way of telling me to slow down the usual driving pace before moving forward. Compatible to the inevitable year-end reflection and resolution-making, the following is my glimpse in… Continue

Added by Alisa Tazioli on December 10, 2009 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments - Jobs Holland - A next step in online recruitment?

A portal? Isn't that web 1.0? Didn't we develop since then with social networking & search engine optimization?

Yes we did! And that's why we've launched the portal.

Jobs Holland has 60.000 searches every month! So in the wilderness of internet we give these people a safety zone. Only market leaders & unique recruitment services here, so an excellent quality standard. We want to get the people on the portal, and from here directly to all the companies. Here they… Continue

Added by Rob van Elburg on December 10, 2009 at 11:35am — No Comments

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